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The dazzling capital of China, Beijing is one of the magical cities that cast an eternal spell on its every guest. It is blessed with awe-inspiring potpourri of restaurants and cutting edge subway system in addition to some of the most bewitching modern architecture on the face of the earth. Beyond the modernity of Beijing lies the ancient world where everything is in contrast to cosmopolitanism. The UNESCO World Heritage of Forbidden City built in 15th century is one such magnificent wonder that cuddles the timeless charms at its courtyards, gardens, pavilions and halls. Beijing is also the most convenient place to reach the China's prized possession, the Great Wall. Emperor Hotel Bar, Shichahai Lakes, Summer Palace and Beijing Zoo are some other top places of interest in capital city.
The Chinese capital is served by high-tech Beijing Capital International Airport or China's Gateway. Being the major gateway to the nation, the aviation hub enjoys seamless connectivity with major destinations across the globe. Handling millions of passengers every year, it is famed as one of the busiest airports in the world. Beijing Capital International Airport has also made it mark as China'suser-friendly airport catering to arriving as well as departing passengers. Its unrivalled terminals are replete with avant-garde passenger facilities and services ranging from myriad of eating outlets to shopping options and from sophisticated lounges to well-equipped business centres.
Considering the Beijing's broad connectivity with UK by plethora of airlines, making ticket reservations on flights to Beijing is as easy as pie. London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester handle plenty of Beijing bound flights. A fair share of operators including the British and Chinese carriers as well as foreign operators runs scheduled flights from these airports to the capital city. When it comes to air tickets, the flag carriers of both the destinations-British Airways and Air China remain the most preferred choice among Britons. Apart from this, foreign carriers namely Emirates, Etihad Airways, Turkish Airlines and Qatar Airways also operate flights from London Heathrow to Beijing via their respective hubs.
Beijing's accommodation scene lives up to the expectations of both shoestring and leisure travellers. Cheap hotels to high end hotels, every kind of accommodation is easy to come by. CBD is brimming with aplenty of choices including affordable guest houses and posh hotel chains. Park Hyatt Beijing is a truly magnificent property in CBD that pampers with sheer luxury. Embassy areas and business parks are other key areas abounding with plenty of hotels. Besides, there are several options located in close proximity to the airport that offer best of both the worlds to time-pressed travellers with convenient location and comfortable facilities.
Beijing experiences four varied seasons - summers (May to August); winter (late December to mid February); autumn (October to November) and spring (April to May). It is best visited during autumn when the weather is pleasant with temperatures ranging from 50 to 72F. The time is ripe for enjoying sightseeing and other activities. September is the only calendar month when historic paintings of the Beijing Palace Museum are displayed on account of suitable climactic conditions. When it comes to festival, culture lovers may book their flight tickets to Beijing for travelling during various events like Harbin Winter Ice Lantern Festival, New Year and Spring Festival.
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